Friday, June 19, 2009

Carousel saddles

The Denver Zoo has a beautiful carousel, and thankfully, for this year at least, my boys are neither too old nor too cool to want to ride it.While they stood in line, I took pictures of some of the carousel animals...and their tack.The zebra and okapi wear fairly basic saddles.
The giraffe's is fancier.
And the lion's is fancier still.I would love to make a traditional scale carousel tack set one day. It's not an original idea. Costume maker Melissa Sage beat me to the punch earlier this year: http://sage-creations.blogspot.com/2009/01/carousel-costumes-for-models.html .
I'm not sure there's a demand for this sort of thing, but it doesn't always have to be about making money. Sometimes I really do need a break from all the basic brown and black English competition tack. I've filed these photos away in my "someday" reference folder for the next time I need to do something really different!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love merry go rounds! They have the most fun horses. When we went to six flags in Illinois back in the 80's I rode theirs. They have AWESOME horses and I enjoyed it so much! I think there should be one just for adults.

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